Local 9 History
In 2017, Local 9 will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a Charter Local Union in the United Association. Although thirty years seems quite young as far as the labor movement is concerned, the original locals that comprised Local 9 date back to the early part of the Twentieth Century.
In the mid 1970’s, the United Association looked at the Locals that were chartered for our geographic area, central New Jersey, and made the decision to merge the existing six Local Unions into one. The territories at that time were: Local #432 New Brunswick, Local #270 Perth Amboy, Local #380 Princeton, Local #181 Red Bank, Local #331 Asbury Park, and Local #236 Trenton. Prior to the new charter being assigned, the Officers of the Local at that time petitioned the United Association to assign our area the lowest unused number available. The impetus behind this request was to avoid any bias and to begin this new venture as harmoniously as possible. The UA complied with this request and Local #9 was born on June 28, 1977.
Today, Local 9 represents over 2,500 highly skilled Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, and HVAC/R service technicians not only throughout the central New Jersey area, but also throughout the entire footprint of our country. In addition to this localized manpower pool, we have access to over 330,000 other skilled professionals that are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, which originated on October 11, 1889.
Our Contractors and our Craftpersons are respected for their QUALITY, SAFETY, and RELIABILITY. This is attributed to performing high quality work, on time and within budget. We earn our reputation ONE JOB at a time and we take pride in EVERY JOB we do.